Féilire na Nollag 2016

Seo thíos na himeachtaí atá beartaithe  ag RTAI Chorcaí do mhí na Nollag:

1st. Thursday. Ramblers Walk. Meet Ardmore beach car park at 11.45 a.m. for 12 start.     Lunch in the Cliff House Hotel.

2nd. Friday. Charity Coffee Morning. Clayton Silversprings Hotel. 11 a.m.

  • Envelopes will be available for your donation.
  • You are invited to bring a gift to be raffled.
  • Raffle tickets will be on sale.
  • A group of RTAI set-dancers will perform.

2nd. Friday. Our Choir will perform at a special concert in aid of Enable Ireland Respite Bus Fund and L’Arche Community. Venue Way of the Cross Church, Togher, 8 p.m. Various choirs and music ensembles will perform at the concert. A voluntary contribution will be accepted.

6th. Tuesday. Photography Group meet at Ballincollig Park (Western entrance) 11 a.m.

10th. Saturday. Christmas Lunch. Hayfield Manor.

  • 12.30 p.m. Our Choir will perform in the foyer. Mulled wine/juice reception.
  • 1.00 p.m. Lunch will be served.

Beannachtaí na Nollag oraibh uilig.


Meán Fómhair gan cúram!

September is surely the best month to be a retired teacher!

Fad is atá an saol is a mháthair ag filleadh ar scoil, táimidne ag smaoineamh ar chúrsaí caithimh aimsire!

 September events 

1st. Thursday. Ramblers’ walk Kealkil & Gougane.

2nd. Friday. Coffee morning. Clayton Silver Springs. 11 a.m.

8th. Thursday. Amblers’ walk. Ballycotton. Lunch, and hopefully a boat trip to Ballycotton Lighthouse.

12th. Monday. Choir returns to practice at SMA Hall Wilton. New members welcome.

14th/15th Wed & Thurs. Ramblers’ overnight to Sherkin/Baltimore and Sheep’s Head.

24th Saturday.  BBQ at Lee Valley Golf Club. 8.00 p.m.

29th Thursday. Trip to Madeira.



Garden Centre Visit

On Friday 1st July, we moved our usual coffee morning to Griffins Garden Centre, for a “Magical Morning” with an informative talk from Margaret Griffin, followed by lunch.

About 40 RTAI Cork members, with gardening skills varied on a scale from “Plant-food, what’s that?” to the “Gardening Gifted” were well catered for by Margaret’s presentation. Some brave souls dared to answer honestly to challenging questions like “What compost do you use?”, “Should you water roses?” “What do you feed your hanging baskets?” and then were able to pat themselves on the back when Margaret confirmed their practice. Others, wisely sang dumb! Better to take notes quietly.

Margaret advised on the best types of compost for different purposes. She showed us the various forms of plant food and explained their uses. She showed us how to plant trailing plants in baskets or containers. We got lots of tips on the best plants to use in various parts of the garden. We also learned how to help slugs die happy!

Finally, Margaret planted a beautiful window box, and raffled it among those present. Congratulations to the lucky winner, Anne Lande!

After the session with Margaret, we adjourned to the cafe for a delicious lunch, and a long chat into the afternoon!

July Events

Although the schools are on holidays, the retired teachers never get a break!

Here is the list of events for July:

1st. Friday. Gardening talk and lunch at Griffins Garden Centre 12 noon. Please note time.

14th. Thursday. Amblers’ Walk. Timoleague. See text for details.

26th. Tuesday. Ramblers and Amblers Walk. A  visit to the Sky Garden in Liss Ard followed by a guided environmental walk around Lough Hyne. Further details will be sent by text.